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XM’s New Portable Satellite Radio Device – codename Phoenix!

Well, as soon as this new portable satellite radio device is out, we’d probably no longer need to get a separate one for our cars, homes, etc…etc…  We should be able to take it wherever we want to go, just like an iPod.

According to sources, the XM Phoenix is slightly smaller than the existing Inno with a much slicker interface and a rotating wheel that functions similar to the beloved SkyFi2. It features

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DIY Netbook Robot Kit!

Here’s a really cool DIY Netbook robot kit that let’s you start off without re-inventing the wheel.  Whether you have an Eee PC or Dell Mini, this netbook robot kit will work perfectly for getting you a head start on netbook robotics.

Three has a need for speed. We’ve outfitted this robot with our fastest ever motors, yet retained the same quick development and learning, easy expansion and powerful computing of our larger machines – with excellent results!

Three is our greenest robot! T

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Car Hack – How to Parallel Park!

video://www.metacafe.com/watch/2048350/how_to_parallel_park_a_car/

Here’s a fun way to parallel park your car.

1. Back up into the parking space diagonally.

2. Turn on your back brakes.

3. Turn your wheels toward the curb.

4. Rev your engine as hard as you can.

Of course, this method will only work on front-wheel powered rice-rockets only.

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DIY Hack – How to Make Web Based Teleprensence Robot!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InDvVMNB8WM

Here’s a fun little project that shows you how to make an web-based robot that can be controlled remotely via the internet. THe main computer is used as web-control system while Make Controller is used to interface the computer to the servo motors attached.

Of course, I do feel that a real PC and the big screen is overkill, but kudos for making such a simple assembly using easy to find software like

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Solaris Wooden Clock!

Solaris Wooden Clock!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUzGYTjBEWo

Check out this cool wooden clock made from all wood!  Now, you can use this as reference to building your own.

“Her large, nearly 14” diameter wheel and unique escapement make Solaris the focal point of the room. Her unusual, and very forgiving escapement releases every two seconds with a sound quite unlike anything else. It is not your usual “Tick Tock.” Ten leaf pinions used throughout make for an extremely smooth mechanism. “

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Lead Wheel Weights Must Not Used Anymore!

With Europe going crazy with RoHS and lead-free-ness, we are still polluting the earth with over 500,000 pounds of lead each year over here in the U.S. from lead wheel weights that go on cars.

Why is this so important?

Well, lead is poisonous and we should do everything from using lead, especially if that might end up in the dirt.

Auto manufacturers/service technicians are now forced to moved to new metals such as steel and other metal alloys but we should have done this 2 years ago!

Sometimes the auto manufacturers are so conc

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$21,000 Wheel Speakers!

Yes, this $21,000 wheel-like speakers will blow you off as I would never pay that much for speakers.

Unless they mass-produce this and bring the price down around $210 not $21K, it will remain in the hands of uber-rich snobs who rather throw away money on gadgets like this.

Designed by Ron Arad and Frances Pellisari for Austria’s Viteo, the Freewheeler produces high quality stereo sound indoors or out. The speaker measures in at about 22.8″ tall x 9.8″ wide, making it just about the same diameter as the tires on a Mazda MX-5 Miata (and

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USB Ring Optical Mouse!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgtOJ1INf-A

This little ring mouse will help you get more stuff done by letting your mouse sit on your finger.  It’s even got a scroll button so you can use your thumb or the index finger to scroll.

– Innovative design, cool gadget – Mouse attaches to index fingers – Allows you to control the cursor/mouse and type at the same time – Perfect for using in constrained areas (airplanes, trains and buses) &#

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Cosmo Trike is a 3-Wheeled Hot Rod Motorcycle!

Here’s a really cool trike that I’d love to get my hands on, similar to the wheelchair accessible motorcycle.

It has a fiberglass body, air ride suspension, a 24 inch front wheel and automotive wheels and tires out back. It’s designed to fit anyone from 5 foot even all the way up to 6 foot 4 inches which, I would imagine, covers the majority of riders .

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iDesk embeds LCD display and the keyboard!

Here’s a cool lookin’ desk that embeds everything so you don’t have to bother setting up your PC.  You can also adjust the monitor height, which is really cool.

The i-desk Classic X Variheight is a more robust version of the Classic for very demanding environments. The keyboard is embedded into the desktop with the TFT screen flush mounted into the back panel. The i-desk Variheight has been specially developed for Special Needs. The Variheight is equipp

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